14 injured, 1 dead at shooting in SC nightclub

South Carolina News

AIKEN, S.C. (AP) — One person was killed and 14 were injured in an early shooting Saturday at a nightclub in South Carolina.

The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded to a call about gunfire and multiple victims shortly before 1 a.m. to the 7th Lounge in Aiken, about 15 miles (24 kilometers) east of Augusta, Georgia.

Killed in the incident was Craig Youmans, 30, of North Augusta, who had multiple gunshot wounds to his body, The Augusta Chronicle reported. Aiken County Coroner Darryl Ables said Youmans’ body will be sent to Newberry for an autopsy, the newspaper said.

Additional gunshot victims were taken to area hospitals for emergency treatment, the sheriff’s office said.

Investigators said at least three suspects in a light colored Chevrolet Tahoe left the area after the shooting. Witnesses reported seeing the suspects firing a rifle and a handgun, the sheriff’s office said.

A motive for the shooting remains under investigation.

Anyone with information can contact the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office at 803-648-6811. Tips can be provided anonymously through Midlands Crime Stoppers at 888-274-6372 or via the website, www.midlandscrimestoppers.com.

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